Tennessee fan writes open letter to local paper about noise level at Neyland
File this concern from the cheap seats.
Neyland Stadium is too loud and its music choices? Distasteful.
In an open letter to the Knoxville News-Sentinel published in Monday’s edition, Edward John Boyson from Charlotte, Tennessee says he’s tired of the incessant noise while attending college football games in the SEC.
Boyson writes: “Turn down the noise at Neyland Stadium. It is ridiculous how loud it is before and during the game. We arrive about an hour before kickoff and the noise (I cannot call it music) is so loud we have to shout in each other’s ear to hear, and we are not old and/or deaf. (But we may be after putting up with decibel-crushing racket for four hours.)”
And apparently, he isn’t a fan of Lil Jon:
And that “Third down for what” with the bass line turned up as loud as it could be has no business in a ballgame. We have been to every stadium in the Southeastern Conference, and none have such a raucous noise blaster as that.
Maybe he should refrain from attending games at a venue that seats 102,000-plus. It’s going to be rowdy and ear plugs are needed (for those with sensitive hearing).
You can read the rest of Boyson’s editorial, here.